After three years of programming featuring 13 exhibitions, 8 publications, 70 public programs and well over 30,000 visitors, the Wellin Museum of Art can add a new milestone to its roster of accomplishments. The museum will be working with distinguished publisher DelMonico Books/Prestel, a subsidiary of Random House, to co-publish and distribute the museum’s forthcoming publications.
In February 2016, Pure Pulp: Contemporary Artists Working in Paper at Dieu Donné will be the first book to result from this partnership. "DelMonico Books/Prestel is based in London, Munich and New York City and has a worldwide reach," notes Wellin Museum director Tracy L. Adler.
"Our publications help establish Hamilton College on the main stage of art and contribute new scholarship to the field of visual art and education. The Wellin publications present the College as a dynamic institution where significant developments in the arts are taking place," said Adler.
The exhibition by the same name as the book, Pure Pulp: Contemporary Artists Working in Paper at Dieu Donné, will be on view from Feb. 6 - April 10. Organized by the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Pure Pulp will travel to the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking at Georgia Tech in Atlanta (June 9 - Aug. 5) and the Dedalus Foundation in New York City (Sept. 8 - Oct. 16).
Other publication projects in the works include monographic books on Yun-Fei Ji and Julia Jacquette, artists who have upcoming shows organized by the Wellin Museum of Art.
Yun-Fei Ji: The Intimate Universe will be on view at the Wellin Museum from February 6 - July 2, 2016 and will travel to the Honolulu Museum of Art. Julia Jacquette: Unrequited and Acts of Play will be on view at the Wellin from February 18 - July 2, 2017 and will travel to the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit.
The Wellin’s exhibition, Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman, was recently selected by HyperAllergic, the award-winning art blog with over a million readers, as one of the top 10 exhibitions in the United States. The Wellin exhibition was listed as #7 by the online publication.
Syracuse’s Post-Standard also declared the Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature exhibition one of “5 memorable art exhibits in Central NY in 2015.”